Posse Memorials

The Posse is saddened and we remember and salute each one of our fallen Posse Members. We honor and respect the years and contributions to the Posse, our community and their part in preserving the western heritage. A very special thank you to each. May God bless you and your families

2021

Doug Finch

Died  November 12, 2021 ( 1934-2021, age 87)
Joined the Posse 1973 ( 48 Years )
Served as Corral Boss 1977

Dave Rydbeck

Died October 6, 2021 ( 1948-2021, age 73)
Joined the Posse 2015 ( 6 Years )

David Carter

Died July 2, 2021 ( 1955-2021, age 65)
Joined the Posse 2008 ( 13 Years )
Served as Wrangler 2012

Larry Fowler, Sheriff

Died Feburary 27, 2021 ( 1938-2021, age 82 )
Elected Sheriff in 2005. 16 years

Don Gill

Died January 20, 2021 ( 1935-2021, age 86 )
Joined the Posse 1976 (45 Years)
Served as Wrangler 1988
Served as Lieutenant 1990
Received 25 Year Award 2001
Received 40 year Award 2016

2020

Roy Glen Densmore

Died June 28, 2020 ( 1938-2020, Age 80 )
Joined the Posse 1962 (58 Years)
Served as Wrangler 1966
Served as Corral Boss 1969
Received 25 Year Award1987
Received 40 year Award 2002

Tommy Newberry

Died June 3, 2020 (1946-2020, Age 73)
Joined the Posse 1987 (33 years)
Served as Wrangler 1990
Served as Lieutenant 1991
Served as Corral Boss 1999
Received 25 Year Award 2012
Received 30 year Award 2017
US Army Veteran

2019

Fred Davies

Died June 18, 2019 (1937-2019, Age 81)
Joined the Posse 1995 (24 years)

2018

Lewis Wayne Ellis

Died March 24, 2018 (1935-2018, Age 82)
Joined the Posse 1978 (40 years)
Received 25 Year Award 2003
Received 40 Year Award 2018

Tom B Saunders IV

Died February 1, 2018 ((1934-2018, Age 83)
Joined the Posse 1974 (44 years)
Received 25 Year Award 1999
Received 40 Year Award 2014

2017

Dr Gary Grote, DVM

Died December 25, 2017 ((1949-2017, Age 68)
Joined the Posse 1975 (42 years)
Received 25 Year Award 2000
Received 40 Year Award 2015

Fred Thomas

Died June 13, 2017 ((1940-2017, Age 77)
Joined the Posse 1976 (41 years)
Served as Wrangler 1986
Served as Corral Boss 1993
Served as Captain 1997
Received 25 Year Award 2001
Received 40 Year Award 2016      

Charles F "Rick" Merritt Jr.

Died March 22, 2017 ((1943-2017, Age 73)
Joined the Posse 1976 (41 years)
Served as Rodeo Chairmain 1984
Served as Captain 1987
Received 25 Year Award 2001
Received 40 Year Award 2016

2016

Bob Elder

Died December 23, 2016 (1930-2016, Age 86)
Joined the Posse 1974 (42 years)
Served as Captain 1991
Received 25 Year Award 1999
Served as Rodeo Chairman 2001
Received 40 Year Award 2014

Bob Perkins

Died May 1, 2016 (1932-2016, Age 83 )
Joined the Posse 1973 (43 years)
Served as Corral Boss 1973
Received 25 Year Award 1998
Received 40 Year Award 2013

Charlie Johnson

Died January 25, 2016 (1933-2016, Age 82 )
Joined the Posse 1954 (62 years)
Served as Sec/Treas 1959
Received 25 Year Award 1979
Received 40 Year Award 1994
Received 50 Year Award 2004
Received 60 Year Award 2014

2015

Bob Lambert

Died July 10, 2015 (1937-2015, Age 77 )
Joined the Posse 1978 (37 years)
Served as Wrangler 1980
Received 25 Year Award 2003

Ken "Poss" Hamilton

Died January 25, 2015 (1930-2015, Age 84 )
Joined the Posse 1970 (45 years)
Served as Wrangler 1979
Served as Lieutenant 1980
Served as Captain 1982
Received 25 Year Award 1995
Received 40 Year Award 2010

2013

Francis Nichols

Died September 11, 2013 (1941-2013, Age 72 )
Joined the Posse 1976 (37 years)
Served as Wrangler 1978
Served as Lieutenant 1981
Received 25 Year Award 2001

Leroy Schoonover

Died August 6, 2013 (1932-2013, Age 81)
Joined the Posse 1976 (37 years)
Served as Wrangler 1979
Served as Lieutenant 1982
Served as Captain 1986
Received 25 Year Award 2001

J. P. Binion

Died January 23, 2013 (1922-2013, Age 90 )
Joined the Posse 1959 (54 years)
Served as Corral Boss 1961
Served as Lieutenant 1972
Received 25 Year Award 1984
Received 40 Year Award 1999
 Received 50 Year Award 2009

2012

James T. Barnett

Died February 7, 2012 (1928-2012, Age 83 )
Joined the Posse 1967 (45 years)
Served as Sec-Treas 1992
Received 25 Year Award 1995
 Received 40 Year Award 2007

2011

R.L. Dugan

Died April 29, 2011 (1923-2011, Age 88 )
Joined the Posse 1970 (41 years)
Served as Wrangler 1971
Served as Corral Boss 1977
Served as  Lieutenant 1984
Received 25 Year Award 1995
Received 40 Year Award 2010

Sam Nash

Died April 22, 2011 (1941-2011, Age 69 )
Joined the Posse 1967 (44 years)
Re-Joined the Posse 1984
Received 25 Year Award 2009

R.D. (Ray) Todd

Died March 21, 2011 (1925-2011, Age 85 )
Joined the Posse 1967 (44 years)
Served as Corral Boss 1971
Received 25 Year Award 1992
Received 40 Year Award 2007

Holton Riddle

Died February 18, 2011 (1931-2011, Age 79 )
Joined the Posse 1974 (37 years)
Served as Wrangler 1975
Served as Captain 1981
Received 25 Year Award 1999

Jack Borden

Died January 19, 2011 (1908-2011, Age 102)
1947 Charter member (64 Years)
Received 25 Year Award 1972
Received 40 Year Award 1987
Received 50 Year Award 1997
Received 60 Year Award 2007

2010

Jimmy Hemphill

Died December 1, 2010 (1930-2010, Age 80)
Joined the Posse 1963 (47 Years)
Served as Lieutenant 1970
Served as Captain 1972
Received 40 Year Award 2003

J.G. (Buck) Thomas

Died November 14, 2010 (1929-2010, Age 81)
Joined the Posse 1971 (39 Years)
Served as Wrangler 1974
Served as  Corral Boss 1979
Received 25 Year Award 1996

Ernie B. Rutledge

Died October 25, 2010 (1932-2010 Age 78)
Joined the Posse 1979 (31 Years)
Served as Wrangler 1982
Served as Corral Boss 1985
Served as Lieutenant 1987
Received 25 Year Award 2004

Thomas E. Riddle

Died July 23, 2010 (1942-2010 Age 67)
Joined the Posse 1974 (36 Years)
Served as Corral Boss 1976
Served as Captain 1979
Received 25 Year Award 1999

W.R. "Dub" Riddle

Died March 30, 2010 (1930-2010, Age 79)
Joined the Posse 1955 (55Years)
Served as Corral Boss 1958
Served as Captain 1973
Received 40 Year Award 1995
Received 50 Year Award 2005

Boley Pearson

Died March 20, 2010 (1923-2010, Age 86)
Joined the Posse 1949 (61 years)
Served as Sec-Treas 1952
Served as Lieutenant 1959
Served as Captain 1961
Received 50 Year Award 1999
Received Life Member Award 2000

Lee Roy "Buddy" Sullivan

Died March 8, 2010 (1926-2010, Age 83)
Joined the Posse 1964 (45 Years)
Served as Wrangler 1967
Server as Director 1972-1973
Received 40 Year Award 2004

2009

Herman Woodard

Died December 2, 2009 (1920-2009,Age 88)
Joined the Posse 1963 (46 Years)
Served as Captain 1990
Received 40 Year Award 2003

Derrell D. Young

Died November 4, 2009(1928-2009, Age 80)
Joined the Posse in 1980 (29 Years)
Served as Wrangler 1996
Received 25 Year Award 2005

Bill McDavid, Jr

Died June 5, 2009 (1939-2009, Age 69)
Joined the Posse 1959  (50 Years)
Received 40 Year Award 1999
Received 50 Year Award 2009

William Melvin "Mel" Mallory

Died March 31, 2009 (1921-2009,Age 88)
Joined the Posse 1971 (38 Years)
Served as Carrol Boss 1974
Received 25 Year Award 1995

2008

W. P. "Punk" Koonce

Died October 16, 2008 (1920-2008, Age 88)

Weldon C. Jordan

Died October 7, 2008 (1913-2008, Age 95)
Joined the Posse in 1948 (60 Years)
Served as Lieutenant 1954
Served as Wrangler 1960
Served as Captain 1963
Received 25 Year Award 1973
Received 40 Year Award 1988
Received 50 Year Award 1998
Received Life Membership 2000
Received 60 Year Award 2008

Marvin Cecil Thomas

Died January 6, 2008 (1920-2008, Age 87)
Joined the Posse in 1968 (40 Years)
Served as Captain:  1976
Served as Corral Boss:  1972

2007

Curtis Andrew Guess

Died December 30, 2007 (1924-2007, Age 83)
Joined the Posse in 1984 (23 years).

Richard F. "Ric" Williamson

Died December 30, 2007 (1952-2007, Age 55)
Joined the Posse in 1980 (27 years)

Buddy Joe Newsome

Died November 26, 2007  (1941-2007, Age 66) 
Joined the Posse in 1965 (42 years)
Served as Wrangler: 1969
Served as Secretary/Treasurer: 1970

Thomas Edward "Tommy" Lackey

Died October 5, 2007 (1946-2007, Age 61)
Joined the Posse in 1984 (23 years).

2006

Joe Ernst

Died in 2006
Joined the Posse in 1983 (23 years)

2005

Tony Lavite

Died in 2005
Joined the Posse in 1974 (31 years)
Received 25 Year Plaque: 1999

D. C. "Dude" Woodruff

Died in 2005
Joined the Posse 1969 (36 years)
Served as Captain: 1975
Served as Carroll Boss: 1973
Received 25 Year Plaque: 1994

2000 - 2004

J. W. Ford
Died in 2004
Joined the Posse in 1959 (45 years)
Served as Sectary/Treasure: 1960
Served as Lieutenant: 1963

Joe W Ross
Died in 2004
Joined the Posse in 1985 (19 years)

Willard Thomas
Died in 2004
Joined the Posse 1947 (57 years)
Served as Secretary-Treasure: 1949
Received 50 Year Plaque: 1997

Bennett Piester
Died in 2003
Joined the Posse in 1973 (30 years)
Received 25 Year Plaque: 1998

Sam Skiles
Died in 2003
Joined the Posse in 1956 (47 years)
Served as Secretary-Treasure: 1958
Served as Corral Boss: 1962
Served as Captain: 1968

Doyle Hutchison
Died in 2003
Joined the Posse in 1956 (47 years)
Served as Corral Boss: 1959

Bill Todd
Died in 2002
Joined the Posse in 1980 (22 years)